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Agency and embodiment [electronic resource] : performing gestures/producing culture / Carrie Noland.

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Author/Creator:
Noland, Carrie, 1958-
Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 p. ) ill.
Subjects:
Human body -- Social aspects.
Gesture -- Social aspects.
Mind and body -- Social aspects.
Culture.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Agency and Embodiment, Carrie Noland examines the ways in which culture is both embodied and challenged through the corporeal performance of gestures. Arguing against the constructivist metaphor of bodily inscription dominant since Foucault, Noland maintains that kinesthetic experience, produced by acts of embodied gesturing, places pressure on the conditioning a body receives, encouraging variations in cultural practice that cannot otherwise be explained.
Contents:
The "structuring" body: Marcel Mauss and bodily techniques
Gestural meaning: Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Bill Viola, and the primacy of movement
Inscription and embodiment: André Leroi-Gourhan and the body as tool
Inscription as performance: Henri Michaux and the writing body
The gestural performative: locating agency in the work of Judith Butler and Frantz Fanon
Conclusion: illegible graffiti.
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-674-05438-5
OCLC:
648759718
Publisher Number:
10.4159/9780674054387 doi
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